Bother by a sore knee, Butler totaled two points in the previous two games.
Butler played only 9 minutes, 2 seconds of the first half. He missed both shots he attempted and had one rebound with two steals. The Clippers came into the game trailing Memphis by a game for home-court advantage in the playoffs with two games remaining after Saturday night. Butler averages 10.4 points per game for Los Angeles.
It's uncertain when he'll return.
Butler was lost to the injury in the third quarter on Sunday in a 102-88 victory over the New York Knicks.
Fantasy owners should continue to start Butler with confidence going forward.
Butler, now averaging 10.1 points, has double-digit scoring performances in three straight games, one shy of matching his longest streak this season.
Butler's last 30-point game was Dec. 30, 2010, against San Antonio.
Coach Vinny Del Negro said before the game that Matt Barnes will start in place of Butler, who was hurt in Los Angeles' 92-87 victory at San Antonio on Monday night. Butler is considered day-to-day.
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